„It's very powerful, but the teacher got really mad when one of the boys said something about Lady Capulet.”
„What did he say?”
„He called her a MILF, which must be offensive because Miss Castle called him a thug and sent him out of the room. Gabe, what is a MILF?”
Ivy smothered her smile behind a napkin while Gabriel did something I'd never seen before. He blushed and shifted uncomfortably in his chair.
„Some acronym for a teenage obscenity, I imagine”, he mumbled.
„Yes, but do you know what it means?”
He paused, trying to find the right words.
„It's a term used by adolescent males to describe a woman who is both attractive and a mother”. He cleared his throat and got up quickly to refill the water jug.
„I'm sure it must stand for something”, I pressed.
„It does,” Gabriel said. „Ivy, can you remember what it is?”
„I believe it stands for 'mother I"d like to…befriend,” said my sister.